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The First offender's court intervention service (FOCiS) is a compulsory drug education program for first-time offenders sentenced to the program by the Magistrates' Court in Victoria. FOCiS is available to first time offenders found in possession of a small (non-commercial) quantity of illicit drugs other than marijuana. FOCiS aims to:
Upon completion of the education, the court will no longer deal with the matter. If the offender repeatedly fails to attend, a breach process may be evoked and the matter referred back to court.
FOCis is delivered at several metropolitan and country centres.
Abstract adapted from ReGen and the Victorian Department of Health
26 Jessie Street
Coburg Vic 3058
Ph: (03) 9386 2876
Fax: (03) 9383 6705